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Nintendo Switch Games Announced at Nintendo Direct

Nintendo Drops a Bombshell with Game Announcements That Have Us All Hooked

In the latest Nintendo Direct, held on June 18, 2024, several highly anticipated titles were announced for the Nintendo Switch. Here’s a rundown of the major announcements.

Metroid Prime 4: Beyond

Samus Aran returns in “Metroid Prime 4: Beyond,” slated for a 2025 release. The game promises to continue the thrilling adventures of Samus with new environments, enemies, and gameplay mechanics that build upon the beloved Metroid Prime series.

The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom

A new addition to the Zelda franchise, “The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom,” will launch on September 26, 2024. This game features a brand-new story and expansive world, maintaining the series’ reputation for rich lore and engaging gameplay.

Mario & Luigi: Brothership

Coming on November 7, 2024, “Mario & Luigi: Brothership” revives the beloved RPG series. Players will navigate various islands on Shipshape Island with a twist on the traditional turn-based combat, offering a fresh take on the classic gameplay.

Super Mario Party Jamboree

Releasing on October 17, 2024, “Super Mario Party Jamboree” is set to be the biggest Mario Party yet, with over 110 minigames across seven different game boards. New modes like Koopathlon allow up to 20 players to compete online.

Donkey Kong Country Returns HD

A high-definition remake of the classic Wii game, “Donkey Kong Country Returns HD,” will swing onto the Switch on January 16, 2025. The game will include new levels and updated graphics, offering both nostalgia and new content for fans.

Nintendo Switch Sports

A free update to Nintendo Switch Sports will introduce basketball, enhancing the variety of sports available and adding new ways for players to compete.

Available Now

Several games and updates are available immediately, including “PERFECT DARK” and “Turok: Dinosaur Hunter” for Nintendo 64 Online, and new content for “Among Us” and “Disney Illusion Island”.

Pre-orders Open

Titles such as “Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD” (June 27, 2024), “Darkest Dungeon II” (July 15, 2024), and “Ace Attorney Investigations Collection” (September 6, 2024) are now available for pre-order, with players eagerly awaiting their release.

This Nintendo Direct has certainly set the stage for an exciting year ahead for Switch gamers, with a mix of new titles, remakes, and updates that cater to a wide range of gaming preferences. For more detailed information, visit the official Nintendo Direct page.

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